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NicknameDouble-Headed Eagle of The North
LeaguesGreek Basket League
Greek Basketball Cup
Founded1928; 92 years ago (1928)
HistoryP.A.O.K.. B.C.
ArenaPAOK Sports Arena
LocationThessaloniki, Greece
Team colorsBlack, White
PresidentAristotelis Karakousis
Head coachKostas Mexas
Team captainVangelis Margaritis
2018–19 position5th
Championships1 FIBA Saporta Cup
1 FIBA Korać Cup
2 Greek Championships
3 Greek Cups
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P.A.O.K. B.C. (Greek: Π.Α.Ο.Κ. Κ.Α.Ε.), commonly known in European competitions as PAOK,[2] is the professional basketball department of the major Greek multi-sports club A.C. PAOK, which was founded in 1926, and is based in Thessaloniki, Greece. The club's full name is Panthessalonikeios Athlitikós Ómilos Konstantinoupoliton (Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινοπολιτών), which is abbreviated as PAOK (Π.Α.Ο.Κ.), and means Pan-Thessaloniki Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans. The team has established a firm reputation in Greek basketball, especially for its success in European competitions. They have twice won the Greek Basket League (1958–59, 1991–92), and three times won the Greek Basketball Cup (1983–84, 1994–95, 1998–99), while they have also won two European Cups: the FIBA Saporta Cup (1990–91) and the FIBA Korać Cup (1993–94).



PAOK vs Chanth (YMCA) during the 1920s.

The men's basketball section of the multi-sports club PAOK AC was created in 1928, when Alekos Alexiadis, a young member of the administration council of PAOK AC (founded in 1926), took the initiative to create a men's basketball team. He "gave birth" to the basketball department again, after World War II. After the war, Alekos Alexiadis began to organize a basketball team from the children that played at the only basketball court in Thessaloniki. The first honor for PAOK's basketball section was the win of the 1959 Greek League. The team was crowned the Champions of Greece, with the following players; Dapontes, Kyriakou, Oikonomou, Paschalis, Stalios, Kokkos, Theoridis, Angelidis, Stergiou, and Konstantinidis, and player-coach Iraklis Klagas. Four years later, the Greek League was reconstructed into a professional National League, but PAOK was placed in the Second National Division, where they won an immediate promotion to the first division the next year. The worst season of the club to date was in 1977, when PAOK avoided relegation, with a 66–53 play-out win over Dimokritos.


PAOK met Panathinaikos in its first Greek Cup Final, in 1982. The Athenians managed to scrape through a two-point victory, despite the game being played in Alexandreio Melathron, the then PAOK home arena. In the next season, the team finished second to Aris, after being defeated in only one game by the champions.

The success of both Aris and PAOK, fueled the ongoing rivalry between their fans, that had long been established in football. In 1984, the two teams reached the Greek Cup Final. PAOK head coach, Faidon Matthaiou, in trying to boost his team's morale, ordered the players to completely shave their heads. PAOK won the Greek Cup by four points (74–70), in what is now remembered as the "final of the shaven heads".

The then 22-year-old Bane Prelević, debuted in the 1988–89 season. He became the definitive leader of PAOK, and a fan favorite. He was often compared to the great Nikos Galis, who was at the time the captain of Aris. Prelević was often quoted for his loyalty to the team. He had a number of injuries and medical emergencies because of weak legs, but he would constantly choose to take heavy dosages of painkillers, rather than missing out on important games.

Over the 80s, PAOK was second to Aris in the Greek League.


PAOK brought limitless joy to its fans, by winning the European 2nd-tier level FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup, when PAOK defeated CAI Zaragoza in Geneva, by a score of 76–72, on March 26, 1991.

The next season, PAOK reached once again in the final of the same competition (called FIBA European Cup), but lost to Real Madrid Asegurator, by a score of 63–65. The game was going to overtime, as the two teams were equal at 63 points, when Panagiotis Fasoulas lost the ball by Rickey Brown in the last 2 seconds, and Real Madrid scored an unexpected basket. The same year, PAOK won the Greek League championship, by beating out Aris in the final four mini league and Olympiacos in the play-off finals.

The 1992–93 season PAOK with a brilliant starting five roster (John Korfas, Bane Prelević, Cliff Levingston, Ken Barlow and Panagiotis Fasoulas) and under the coaching of Dušan Ivković, participated in the 1992–93 FIBA European League (now called EuroLeague), which was the club's first appearance in the top-tier level European league, and managed to reach the Final Four in Piraeus, Athens. PAOK lost in the semifinal game to the Italian champions Benetton Treviso, which was led by the Croat superstar Toni Kukoč, by a score of 77–79 and two days later in the third-place game PAOK defeated Real Madrid Teka of Arvydas Sabonis and Rickey Brown.

In 1994, PAOK returned to European success, by winning the European 3rd-tier level FIBA Korać Cup, in a two-leg final against Stefanel Trieste, winning both at home and away, by 9 points. The following year, PAOK won the Greek Cup, in a 19-point victory against Chipita Panionios, 72–53. The 1995–96 season PAOK reached once again in the final of the FIBA European Cup, but lost to Taugrés, by a score of 81–88. Three years later in 1999, PAOK again won the Greek Cup, by defeating AEK, by a score of 71–54.

The new home of PAOK, the PAOK Sports Arena, able to hold 8,500 fans, was inaugurated on 17 March 2000. That marked the end of a long period of time of sharing the home court of Alexandreio Melathron with Aris. Bane Prelević returned to PAOK, after quick spells at Kinder Bologna and AEK, and then quit basketball at the end of the season. He later returned to PAOK in the 2001–02 season, as an assistant coach.

During the 90s, PAOK was one of the top teams in the Greek League, winning in 1992, and playing in the finals in 1994, 1998 and 2000. PAOK played in the semifinals each year, and won 3rd place in 1993, 1997 and 1999.


PAOK played in the inaugural 2000–01 Euroleague, reaching the Round of 16. However, difficult financial situations led the Greek finalists to struggle in the Greek League, finishing in only 8th place. Over the next few years, results in the Greek League started improving - in 2001-2002, PAOK still finished 8th, while in 2002-2003, PAOK finished in 7th pace. Prelević became the team's head coach, and led the team into a short winning streak. PAOK had limited success in European competitions around this time, participating in FIBA competitions.

PAOK finished in 6th place in the 2003–04 Greek League season, boasting a squad full of youngsters, like Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Kostas Vasileiadis and Loukas Mavrokefalidis. During the season, PAOK withdrew from FIBA competitions, and in the 2004-2005 season, made their debut in the ULEB Cup, reaching the quarefinals, but losing to BC Lietuvos rytas. In the Greek League, PAOK finished in 6th place. In 2005-2006, PAOK finished in 6th place in the Greek League.

A month after the start of the 2006–07 Greek League season, Prelević was replaced as head coach by Kostas Pilafidis, and he then assumed a non-technical position, as the General Manager of the team. During a game that year, PAOK and Aris put on a spectacular show that PAOK ended up winning, after two overtime periods.[3] PAOK returned to the ULEB Cup, once again playing in the playoffs. In the Greek League, PAOK finished 6th after losing to Olympiacos.

The 2007-2008 season became one of the worst in PAOK history, with PAOK finishing in disastrous 12th place. However, during the season, PAOK picked up a great victory against Olympiacos. Disappointing European campaigns have led to PAOK taking a break, focusing on the Greek League. Over the next to seasons, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, PAOK rebounded, finishing in 7th and 5th place respectively. Before the 2009-2010 season, Soulis Markopoulos became the new head coach for PAOK.


PAOK won 3rd place in the Greek League in 2010-2011. The success allowed PAOK to play in the EuroLeague qualifying tournament in 2011-2012. In 2011-2012, however, PAOK finished in a disappointing 8th place in the Greek League and missed European competition for 2012-2013. In 2012-2013, PAOK finished in 5th place, and returned to European competition, in the 2nd tier EuroCup Basketball. In the Greek League, PAOK won 3rd place in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. In 2015-2016, PAOK finished 5th. After the 2015–17 FIBA–Euroleague Basketball controversy, PAOK returned to FIBA competition, playing in the Basketball Champions League. After finishing 5th in 2016-2017, Markoupolos was replaced by Ilias Papatheodorou. In 2017-2018, PAOK won 3rd place in the Greek League.


PAOK played its home games for many years at the 5,183 seat Alexandreio Melathron (Nick Galis Hall). In 2000, the club moved to the 8,500 seat PAOK Sports Arena.


Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

P.A.O.K.. B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F/C 0 Dominican Republic Rhett, M. J. 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 27 – (1992-11-15)15 November 1992
G 2 United States Smith, Adam (S) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 27 – (1992-11-08)8 November 1992
G/F 5 Greece Schizas, Stavros 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 31 – (1989-01-10)10 January 1989
PG 6 United States Brown, Bobby 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 35 – (1984-09-24)24 September 1984
C 8 Greece Karras, Theodoros 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 – (1997-12-18)18 December 1997
G 9 Greece Tsochlas, Apollon 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 36 – (1983-08-20)20 August 1983
G/F 10 Greece Chatzinikolas, Ioannis 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 24 – (1995-10-07)7 October 1995
F/C 11 Greece Margaritis, Vangelis (C) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 37 – (1982-12-05)5 December 1982
G 12 Canada Best, Aaron 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 28 – (1992-01-09)9 January 1992
G/F 16 Greece Karamanolis, Dimitris 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 21 – (1998-08-23)23 August 1998
F/C 20 Greece Iatridis, Konstantinos 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 18 – (2001-10-14)14 October 2001
PF 22 United States Williams, JaCorey 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 25 – (1994-06-12)12 June 1994
G 24 United States Shorter, Shannon 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 30 – (1989-08-01)1 August 1989
C 34 Greece Sarikopoulos, Zisis 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 29 – (1990-03-31)31 March 1990
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Greece Panagiotis Vasileiou
Team manager
  • Greece Telis Zournatsidis

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: January 23, 2020

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C M. J. Rhett Zisis Sarikopoulos Thodoris Karras
PF JaCorey Williams Vangelis Margaritis Konstantinos Iatridis
SF Aaron Best Stavros Schizas
SG Shannon Shorter Giannis Chatzinikolas Dimitris Karamanolis
PG Bobby Brown Apollon Tsochlas Adam Smith (S)


Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (2): 1958–59, 1991–92
Runners-up (8): 1959–60, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1999–00
Winners (3): 1983–84, 1994–95, 1998–99
Runners-up (5): 1981–82, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 2018–19

European competitions[edit]

3rd place (1): 1992–93
Final Four (1): 1993
Winners (1): 1990–91
Runners-up (2): 1991–92, 1995–96
Semifinalists (1): 1989–90
Winners (1): 1993–94

Individual honours[edit]

European record[edit]

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
1992–93 Final Four 3rd place in Athens, lost to Benetton Treviso 77–79 in the semi-final, defeated Real Madrid Teka 76–70 in the 3rd place game
FIBA Saporta Cup
1984–85 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with Žalgiris, CAI Zaragoza and Landys&Gyr Wien
1989–90 Semi-finals eliminated by Knorr Bologna 57–77 (L) in Bologna and 100–94 (W) in Thessaloniki
1990–91 Champions defeated CAI Zaragoza 76–72 in the final of European Cup Winners' Cup in Geneva
1991–92 Final lost to Real Madrid Asegurator 63–65 in the final (Nantes)
1995–96 Final lost to Taugrés 81–88 in the final (Vitoria)
FIBA Korać Cup
1993–94 Champions defeated Stefanel Trieste, 75–66 (W) in Thessaloniki and 100–91 (W) in Trieste in the double finals of Korać Cup
2004–05 Quarter-finals eliminated by Lietuvos rytas, 74–71 (W) in Thessaloniki and 65–76 (L) in Vilnius

The road to the European Cup victories[edit]


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Season Greek League Greek Cup Europe Head Coach Roster
1958–59 Champion No tournament No tournament Iraklios Klagkas Orestis Angelidis, Asteriadis, Constantinidis, Giorgos Oikonomou, Kiriakou, Klagkas, Kokkos, Pashalis, Stalios, Stergiou, Dapontes, Theodoridis
1959–60 Runner Up No tournament Euroleague
Last 32
1974–75 4th place No tournament Korać Cup
Last 32
1975–76 9th place Korać Cup
Last 32
1981–82 3rd place Runner Up Korać Cup
Last 32
Theodoros Rodopoulos Vangelis Alexandris, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Manthos Katsoulis, Giannis Politis, Zaharias Katsoulis, Dimitris Kalpakis, Christos Konstantinidis, Thanasis Koumatsiotis, Gaitanis, Delapashos, Bourlivas, Stratis, Dimitris Tsakagiannis
1982–83 Runner Up Last 4 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Theodoros Rodopoulos Vangelis Alexandris, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Giannis Politis, Zaharias Katsoulis, Alexis Bakopoulos, Dimitris Kalpakis, Christos Konstantinidis, Thanasis Koumatsiotis, Gaitanis, Polichronakos, Bourlivas, Michael Angelidis
1983–84 3rd place Winner Korać Cup
Last 16
Harry Pappas,
Faidon Matthaiou
Panagiotis Fasoulas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Manthos Katsoulis, Vangelis Alexandris, Giannis Politis, Zaharias Katsoulis, Alexis Bakopoulos, Dimitris Kalpakis, Christos Konstantinidis, Thanasis Koumatsiotis, Polikratis, Michael Angelidis, Polichronakos
1984–85 Runner Up Last 4 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Josip Gjergja Panagiotis Fasoulas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Steve Giatzoglou, Manthos Katsoulis, Vangelis Alexandris, Sotiris Sakellariou, Giannis Politis, Zaharias Katsoulis, Alexis Bakopoulos, Dimitris Kalpakis, Platon Hotokouridis, Thanasis Koumatsiotis, Bill Varner, Dick Mumma
1985–86 5th place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 16
Theodoros Rodopoulos Takis Koroneos, Nikos Stavropoulos, Manthos Katsoulis, Sotiris Sakellariou, Zaharias Katsoulis, Takis Karatzoulidis, Alexis Bakopoulos, Dimitris Dontsios, Platon Hotokouridis, Thanasis Koumatsiotis, Panagiotis Kalogiros, Christos Konstantinidis, Bill Varner, Mark Simpson
1986–87 3rd place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 32
Orestis Angelidis Panagiotis Fasoulas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Manthos Katsoulis, Sotiris Sakellariou, Zaharias Katsoulis, Takis Karatzoulidis, Alexis Bakopoulos, John Korfas, Platon Hotokouridis, Giorgos Makaras, Panagiotis Kalogiros, Delaney Rudd, Alvis Rogers, Eddie Kladis
1987–88 Runner Up Last 8 Korać Cup
Last 16
Johnny Neumann Panagiotis Fasoulas, John Korfas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Manthos Katsoulis, Takis Karatzoulidis, Giorgos Makaras, Alexis Bakopoulos, Zaharias Katsoulis, Sotiris Sakellariou, Platon Hotokouridis, Gerasimos Tzakis, Panagiotis Kalogiros, Delaney Rudd, Mark Petteway, Hatzigeorgiou, Metsas, Eddie Kladis
1988–89 Runner Up Runner Up Korać Cup
Last 16
Johnny Neumann,
Kostas Politis
Mike Jones, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Bane Prelević, John Korfas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Takis Karatzoulidis, Giorgos Makaras, Bill Melis, Alexis Bakopoulos, Dimitris Dontsios, Hatzigeorgiou
1989–90 Runner Up Runner Up Cup Winners' Cup
Last 4
Kostas Politis Anthony Cook, Bane Prelević, Panagiotis Fasoulas, John Korfas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Takis Karatzoulidis, Giorgos Makaras, Nikos Boudouris, Pete Papahronis, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Bill Melis, Theodoros Asteriadis, Christos Papasarantou
1990–91 Runner Up Runner Up Cup Winners' Cup
Kostas Politis,
Sakis Laios,
Dragan Šakota
Kenneth Barlow, Bane Prelević, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Nikos Stavropoulos, Nikos Boudouris, Giorgos Makaras, John Korfas, Pete Papahronis, Memos Ioannou, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Giorgos Valavanidis, Lazaros Tsakiris, Nick Katsikis, Tom Katsikis, Irving Thomas
1991–92 Champion Last 4 European Cup
Runner Up
Dušan Ivković Kenneth Barlow, Bane Prelević, Panagiotis Fasoulas, John Korfas, Nikos Boudouris, Pete Papahronis, Giorgos Makaras, Nikos Filippou, Nikos Stavropoulos, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Nikos Katsikis, Theodoros Asteriadis, Thanasis Kotsopoulos, Giorgos Kouklakis, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Evripidis Meletiadis, Lazaros Tsakiris, Giorgos Valavanidis, Paliouras, Parisopoulos, Tsafrakidis, Karapournos
1992–93 3rd place Last 8 EuroLeague
3rd place
Dušan Ivković Cliff Levingston, Kenneth Barlow, Bane Prelević, Panagiotis Fasoulas, John Korfas, Nikos Boudouris, Giorgos Balogiannis, Nikos Filippou, Christos Tsekos, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Nikos Katsikis, Giorgos Kouklakis, Giorgos Valavanidis, Stavros Koukouvitskas
1993–94 Runner Up Last 4 Korać Cup
Dušan Ivković,
Soulis Markopoulos
Walter Berry, Bane Prelević, Zoran Savić, Nasos Galakteros, Efthimis Rentzias, John Korfas, Nikos Boudouris, Giorgos Balogiannis, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Christos Tsekos, Giorgos Valavanidis, Giorgos Kouklakis, Thanasis Kotsopoulos, Fotis Takianos
1994–95 4th place Winner EuroLeague
Last 16
Dragan Šakota,
Sakis Laios,
Vangelis Alexandris
Bane Prelević, Zoran Savić, Jerrod Mustaf, Matt Bullard, John Korfas, Nasos Galakteros, Giannis Giannoulis, Nikos Boudouris, Efthimis Rentzias, Peja Stojaković, Giorgos Balogiannis, Christos Tsekos, Lemone Lampley, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Kostas Christou, Milan Relic
1995–96 4th place Last 16 European Cup
Runner Up
Vangelis Alexandris,
E. Kioumourtzoglou,
Željko Lukajić,
Dimitris Itoudis
Bane Prelević, Lawrence Funderburke, Dean Garrett, Trevor Ruffin, Peja Stojaković, Efthimis Rentzias, Giorgos Balogiannis, Nikos Boudouris, Giannis Giannoulis, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Christos Tsekos, Kostas Christou, Dimitris Koptis
1996–97 3rd place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 16
Michel Gomez,
Scott Skiles
Scott Skiles, Peja Stojaković, Anthony Bonner, Dell Demps, Nikos Boudouris, Giorgos Balogiannis, Efthimis Rentzias, Giannis Giannoulis, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Christos Tsekos, Stefan Baeck, Dimitris Despos, Giorgos Gallos, Dimitris Koptis, Thanasis Kotsopoulos
1997–98 Runner Up Last 16 EuroLeague
Last 16
Zvi Sherf Peja Stojaković, Charles Shackleford, Rafael Addison, Conrad McRae, Giorgos Balogiannis, Nikos Boudouris, Giannis Giannoulis, Lefteris Kakiousis, Giorgos Maslarinos, Juan Antonio Morales, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Ricardo Peral Antunez, Federico Pieri, Ron Rowan, Dimitris Despos, Dimitris Nesteropoulos, Vasilis Tsolakidis
1998–99 3rd place Winner EuroLeague
Last 32
Zvi Sherf,
Kostas Flevarakis
Walter Berry, Frankie King, Claudio Coldebella, Giorgos Balogiannis, Giannis Giannoulis, Lefteris Kakiousis, Juan Antonio Morales, Ricardo Peral Antunez, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Giorgos Maslarinos, Dimitris Nesteropoulos, Kostas Christou, Dimitris Despos, Vasilis Tsolakidis, Dimitris Iliopoulos, Giannis Papahristou
1999–00 Runner Up Last 16 EuroLeague
Last 16
Petar Skansi,
Kostas Flevarakis
Victor Alexander, Bill Edwards, Bane Prelević, Sergei Bazarevich, Dinos Angelidis, Giorgos Balogiannis, Claudio Coldebella, Giannis Giannoulis, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Ricardo Peral Antunez, Nikos Vetoulas, Giorgos Maslarinos, Giannis Papahristou, Dimitris Iliopoulos
2000–01 8th place Last 8 Euroleague
Last 16
Kostas Flevarakis, Ioannis Sfairopoulos Angelos Koronios, Panagiotis Liadelis, Anthony Avent, Joseph Blair, Giorgos Sigalas, Giannis Giannoulis, Giorgos Limniatis, Kostas Vasileiadis, Jorge Racca, Josep Cargol, Claudio Coldebella, Frédéric Weis, Valeri Dainenko, Giorgos Apostolidis, Efthimios Galis, Theodoros Triftanidis
2001–02 8th place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 32
Slobodan Subotić,
Vangelis Alexandris
Bill Edwards, Norman Nolan, Andre Woolridge, Panagiotis Liadelis, Nestoras Kommatos, Giorgos Sigalas, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Kostas Vasileiadis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Claudio Coldebella, Juan Antonio Morales, Giorgos Limniatis, Giorgos Apostolidis, Perry Carter Greene, Daniel Callahan (basketball), Kostas Vathis
2002–03 7th place Last 16 EuroCup Challenge
Last 16
Bane Prelević Brent Scott, Wendell Alexis, Branko Milisavljević, Nestoras Kommatos, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Kostas Vasileiadis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Giorgos Apostolidis, Giorgos Limniatis, Torraye Braggs, Predrag Materić, Kostas Christou, Dimitris Koptis, Pashalis Panagiotidis, Perry Carter Greene, Kostas Vathis, Savvas Manousos
2003–04 6th place Last 16 EuroChallenge
Bane Prelević Damir Mulaomerović, Kasib Powell, Kostas Vasileiadis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Ivica Jurković, Ronnie Fields, Alexander Okunsky, Aleksandar Radojević, Sotiris Manolopoulos, Spyros Panteliadis, Thanasis Kamariotis, Kosta Karamanolev, Charis Markopoulos, Giorgos Pasalidis, Ilias Tevetzidis
2004–05 6th place Last 4 ULEB Cup
Last 8
Bane Prelević Damir Mulaomerović, Matthew Nielsen, Kostas Vasileiadis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Giannis Gagaloudis, Amit Tamir, Alexander Bashminov, Ivan Grgat, Giorgos Balogiannis, Kostas Maglos, Sotiris Manolopoulos, James Maye, Aristidis Koronidis, Andreas Kalampoukas
2005–06 6th place Last 4 EuroChallenge
Last 32
Bane Prelević,
Soulis Markopoulos
Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Kostas Vasileiadis, Vladimir Vuksanović, Giannis Gagaloudis, Stanislav Makshantsev, Mamadou N'Diaye, Tracy Murray, Chester Simmons, Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Dimitris Verginis, Hrvoje Henjak, Marijan Mance, Vladimir Zujovic, Sotiris Manolopoulos, Anestis Tzinopoulos, Giannis Vasiliou, Theodoros Georgitsis, Kostas Boutros, Andreas Kalampoukas
2006–07 6th place Last 8 ULEB Cup
Last 16
Kostas Pilafidis,
Vangelis Alexandris
Vlado Šćepanović, Giannis Kalambokis, Blagota Sekulić, Jerome Allen, Darius Washington, Jason Parker, Drago Pašalić, Đuro Ostojić, Andy Panko, Lazaros Agadakos, J.R. Bremer, Dimitris Verginis, C.J. Watson, Charis Giannopoulos, Dimitris Charitopoulos, Feliks Kojadinović, Nikos Kouvelas, Sotiris Manolopoulos, Ivan Tomas, Giannis Vasileiou, Carolos Galazoulas
2007–08 12th place Last 8 EuroChallenge
Last 16
Tab Baldwin,
Kostas Flevarakis,
John Korfas
İbrahim Kutluay, Dimitris Verginis, Mamoutou Diarra, Edmund Saunders, Giorgos Tsiakos, Michael Hakim Jordan, Lee Humphrey, Dimitris Charitopoulos, Jason Rowe, Reda Rhalimi, Giannis Demertzis, Carolos Galazoulas, Charis Giannopoulos, Antoine Gillespie, Steven Hansell, Zoltán Horváth, Nikos Kouvelas, Martin Ringström, Thrasivoulos Sfeikos, Giannis Vasileiou
2008–09 7th place Last 16 Not participated Argyris Pedoulakis,
Georgios Kalafatakis
Dejan Tomašević, Damir Mulaomerović, Christos Charissis, Alexis Kyritsis, Mamoutou Diarra, Panagiotis Kafkis, Britton Johnsen, Vassilis Simtsak, Giorgos Tsiaras, Carolos Galazoulas, Michalis Giannakidis, Dimitris Kalampakas, Dimitris Marmarinos, Ioannis Demertzis, Kostas Vasileiadis, Kenny Gregory, Tony Akins, K'zell Wesson, Antonis Kesisoglou, Charalambos Sikalidis, Nikos Papadopoulos
2009–10 5th place Last 8 Not participated Soulis Markopoulos Chris Monroe, Panagiotis Kafkis, Kenny Gregory, Christos Tapoutos, Nikos Kalles, Tomas Delininkaitis, Branko Milisavljević, Dimitris Kalaitzidis, Giorgos Tsiaras, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Michalis Giannakidis, Predrag Drobnjak, Todor Gečevski, Ioannis Demertzis, Wade Helliwell, William Avery
2010–11 3rd place Last 4 Eurocup
Group Stage
Soulis Markopoulos Rawle Marshall, Dionte Christmas, Dimitris Arapis, Giorgos Apostolidis, Giorgos Dedas, Robert Dozier, Dante Stiggers, Zvonko Buljan, Michalis Giannakidis, Nikos Kalles, Todor Gečevski, Dimitris Kalabakas (DeShawn Sims, Justin Gray, Lazaros Papadopoulos left during the season)
2011–12 8th place Last 4 Euroleague
Qualifying round
Soulis Markopoulos Miloš Bojović, Dante Stiggers, Dimitris Arapis, Milutin Aleksić, Uroš Duvnjak, Dimos Dikoudis, Aaron Pettway, Nikos Pappas, Michalis Giannakidis, Nikos Kalles, Dimitris Kalabakas, Efthymios Tsakaleris (J.R. Giddens, Marcus Gorée, Giannis Kalampokis, Rashad Wright left during the season)
Group Stage
2012–13 5th place Last 16 Not participated Soulis Markopoulos Will Hatcher, Leonidas Kaselakis, Kostas Charalampidis, Giorgos Theodorakos, Michalis Tsairelis, Giorgos Dedas, Vangelis Margaritis, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Ntinos Nikolopoulos, Nikos Kalles, Alexandros Varitimiadis, Linos Chrysikopoulos, Michalis Liapis, Thomas Ambaras
2013–14 3rd place Last 16 Eurocup
Group Stage
Soulis Markopoulos Mark Payne, D. J. Cooper, Goran Vučićević, Leonidas Kaselakis, Kostas Charalampidis, Giorgos Dedas, Vangelis Margaritis, Michalis Tsairelis, Nikos Kalles, Apollon Tsochlas, Giorgos Bogris, Michalis Liapis, Antonis Koniaris, Thomas Kottas
2014–15 3rd place Last 4 Eurocup
Last 32
Soulis Markopoulos Kevin Langford, Michalis Liapis, Kostas Charalampidis, T. J. Carter, Kostas Kakaroudis, Apollon Tsochlas, Giorgos Dedas, Vangelis Margaritis, Dimitris Charitopoulos, Jake Odum, Julian Vaughn, J.R. Bremer, Christos Saloustros, Edi Sinadinović
2015–16 5th place Last 4 Eurocup
Last 32
Soulis Markopoulos Milenko Tepić, Michalis Liapis, Kostas Charalampidis, Keith Clanton, Kostas Kakaroudis, Apollon Tsochlas, Giorgos Dedas, Vangelis Margaritis, Kostas Vasileiadis, Will Hatcher, Uroš Duvnjak, Nikos Kamaras, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Nikola Marković, Thomas Kottas, Darko Balaban
2016–17 5th place Last 8 Basketball Champions League
Last 16
Soulis Markopoulos Keith Clanton, Apollon Tsochlas, Vangelis Margaritis, Nikos Kamaras, Antonis Koniaris, Linos Chrysikopoulos, Ivan Aska, Darryl Bryant, Andreas Glyniadakis, Dimitris Karamanolis, Vassilis Papadopoulos, Nenad Miljenović, Thad McFadden, Žanis Peiners, Nathan Sobey, Brandon Taylor, Jordan Sibert

Notable players[edit]

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Club captains[edit]

This is a list of P.A.O.K. B.C. captains since the 1979–80 season:

Period Captain
1979–1985 Greece Giannis Politis
1985–1988 Greece Manthos Katsoulis
1988–1993 Greece Panagiotis Fasoulas
1993–1996 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bane Prelević
1996–1998 Greece Nikos Boudouris
1998–2000 Greece Giorgos Balogiannis
2000–2001 Greece Giannis Giannoulis
2001–2002 Italy Claudio Coldebella
2002–2003 Greece Giorgos Limniatis
2003–2006 Greece Kostas Vasileiadis
2006–2007 Greece Giannis Kalampokis
2007–2008 Greece Dimitris Verginis
2008–2009 Greece Kostas Vasileiadis
2009–2010 Greece Dimitris Kalaitzidis
2010–2011 Greece Lazaros Papadopoulos
2011–2012 Greece Michalis Giannakidis
2012–2013 Greece Lazaros Papadopoulos
2013–2015 Greece Kostas Charalampidis
2015–2016 Greece Kostas Vasileiadis
2016– Greece Vangelis Margaritis

Head coaches[edit]

This is a list of P.A.O.K.. B.C. coaches since the 1957–58 season:


See also[edit]



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